Sheila Mulrooney Eldred


Freelance Writer, 2004 – present

Areas of expertise include health, fitness, sports, and parenting. Clients include Discovery News, Pacific Standard, The New York Times, Reuters, The Associated Press, Experience Life, Runner’s World, and more.

Journalism Educator, 2006 – 2012

I advised the student newspaper at St. Catherine University in St. Paul for five years, and taught a writing workshop at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis and an after-school elective for students in St. Paul public high schools.

Sports writer, the Fresno Bee, 2002-2004

Responsible for daily event coverage, developing sources and breaking news on my beats. Covered the 2002 World Series and 2003 spring training. I also wrote occasional outdoors and recreation stories.

Sports writer, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, 1999-2001

Responsible for writing features and enterprise stories in addition to extensive game coverage. Also wrote a bi-weekly running column for the outdoors section.

Sports writer, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, 1998-1999

Wrote enterprise and news stories, concentrating on the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx, University of Minnesota women’s athletics, and outdoors.

Newswoman, The Associated Press, 1999

Reported spot news and enterprise stories for newspaper and broadcast wires, edited broadcast copy, supervised broadcast desk.


Columbia University

Master of Journalism — 1997

College of St. Benedict

Bachelor of Arts — 1996


    • Best of the Bee Award: Behind the Scenes (July 2002), Best Enterprise (March 2003)
    • Louisiana Sports Writers Association: Prep Sports Writer of the Year (2000)
    • Minnesota Associated Press: Second Place, Enterprise Sports Story (1999)
    • Associated Press Sports Editors: Honorable Mention, Best Explanatory Writing (March 2005)


Available upon request.